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in hundreds of years. the newly appointed pope francis leaving the vatican by helicopter to visit the man he replaced pope benedict. the two men praying together and calling each other brothers. nick schifrin tonight on the historic meeting. >> reporter: in the 2000-year history of the catholic church, this may be a first. one pope embracing a former pope. pope francis made the pilgrimage to pope emeritus' retreat outside of rome. but there was no ring kissing. when benedict directs the new pope to place of honor, francis refuses, instead asking the two to pray together. today was designed to show a seamless transition. francis gave thanks, a madonna of humility as a gift. benedict renewing his vow not to interfere with the new papacy. but the vatican is clearly worried about the image of two popes. even though the faithful were waiting outside, the two didn't appear in public. >> they probably wisely presumed, this is not the image we want to give the world. we don't want to make it seem like we're running a tag team pontificate here. >> reporter: we don't know what they discussed, but ther
's square, to hear pope francis deliver his inaugural blessing. delighting the crowd with a prayer he delivered without anything written down. and beforehand, he ventured into the crowd to greet well-wishers face-to-face. security trailing him. the people of rome reveling in that very human moment. but back in the pope's home country of argentina, tonight, this sunday brought headlines about the pope's past. abc's matt gutman from argentina, this evening. >> reporter: the pictures in this battered leather suitcase are all estella has left. no. she says. they kidnapped seven of my family members. they took everything, including her sister, who was five months pregnant. it was 1977. just days after elena gave birth. her infant daughter, named anna, was ripped from her and given away. elena was later killed. so, estella's family turned to the one person they were told could help locate baby anna and elena, pope francis. then, the top jesuit in argentina. father bergoglio, allegedly told them the one thing he could do was write this note, referring them to a priest, associated with the br
, with the bigger picture, as always. rick, thank you. >>> we turn overseas to the vatican, where pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass, to begin the holy week leading up to easter. from the steps of st. peter's, he urged the crowd of worshippers to be humble and young at heart. he toured the square in his popemobile, open to the crowd, despite the concern of his security detail. kissing babies and shaking hands there. >>> in rome tomorrow, everyone watching something else. italy's high court will once again determine the fate of amanda knox. the american college student who was convicted and then acquitted of murdering her roommate. the prosecutors who held her behind bars there for four years are arguing she should be returned to jail. here's abc's nick schifrin tonight. >> my family is really the most important thing right now. and i just want to go and be with them. >> reporter: amanda knox waited four years for that homecoming. but tonight, she's anxious that italy's supreme court could put her freedom in jeopardy. >> the fact that she spent three or four years in an italian
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